Cmdr Buzz Corey
Drove by DFW right after this happened. Terrible thunder storms that day.
on 2005-Dec-30 16:56:05 Anonymous coward said
Basic G-56 Rule; violate it at your peril
on 2006-Jan-12 21:30:25 Anonymous coward said
I can assure everyone viewing this that this is an L-1011, Delta ship no. 726, and NOT a DC-10. I was at Lockheed in Palmdale, CA when it was on the assembly line. The flight crew got blamed for the crash, naturally. They're not around to defend themselves anymore.
on 2006-May-26 17:45:44 Anonymous coward said
Where the hell was the pilot
on 2006-Jul-10 01:31:30 Anonymous coward said
I concur it is an L-1011. You can see the tail engine has the distinctive S-shaped (when viewed from the side) air intake duct. The DC-10's #2 engine was built straight-through the tail.
on 2006-Sep-09 22:46:16 Anonymous coward said
This was a landmark windshear accident that spurred research into this deadly phenomenon. They still make us watch the computer animation of this crash during flight safety recurrent.
on 2007-Jul-05 20:26:55 Anonymous coward said
This was indeed Delta 191. I was working on the ramp for Delta on this night. We were watching the approaching storm and talking about how wet we were about to get when we saw the fireball. I volunteered to the scene and got there about 20 minutes after the crash. Terrible thing to see.
on 2007-Jul-05 20:27:29 Anonymous coward said
Pilots never had a chance. The plane weighed 510,000 pounds the water tank held 4 million gallons at 8 pounds per gallon. It weighed 32 million pounds and was moved about 4 inches from the impact.
on 2007-Jul-05 20:28:35 Anonymous coward said
The DFW rescue crew was amazing. My hat's off to them.
on 2007-Jul-05 20:31:23 Anonymous coward said
A survivor was tossed into the cornfield and walked out of the corn. He ended up on the access road in the pouring rain and flagged a car who dropped him at the terminal. He calmly walked up to the main ticket counter to see if he could still make his connecting flight. True story.
on 2007-Jul-28 04:21:04 Anonymous coward said
Is this not the ONLY L-1011 ever to crash?
on 2007-Sep-01 01:35:53 Anonymous coward said
i agree with bob this is not funny
on 2007-Oct-30 06:43:34 Anonymous coward said
So, according to what I've read, this is largely attributed to unavailable training? (at the time)
on 2007-Nov-04 20:26:38 Anonymous coward said
on 2008-Mar-26 02:22:16 Anonymous coward said
My mother was driving on the highway where this plane crahed, she could have been clipped like some other cars. I was a few miles away and saw the storm... we lost power in our part of town for some reason when this happened.
on 2010-Jul-04 17:33:50 Anonymous coward said
@ Schwambly, I believe there was one other L-1011 crash. but both crashes were ruled to be weather related. the L-1011 was considered the best designed & safest airline to ever fly.
on 2010-Aug-25 13:03:39 Anonymous coward said
I FLEW INTO THIS AIRPORT IN 2007 DURING A BAD STORM I THOUGHT OF THIS CRASH,,A L-1011 CRASHED OUTSIDE THE MIAMI AIRPORT SEVERAL YRS.BACK
on 2011-Feb-15 00:16:32 Fr. Frank said
The other fatal L-1011 crash was in the Florida Everglades, west of Miami. part of the aircraft was later shwown by grund-penetrating radar to be 80' underground. She hit at over 400 kts.